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On Tuesday 15th December the music department hosted a carol concert for our Year 7 pupils and their parents. A combination of traditional and modern Christmas music, saw the hall filled with festive song - which created a rather special atmosphere for both pupils and guests.
Since half term one focus of the Year 7 music lessons has been vocal work. In order for our pupils to be able to participate in the carol concert, their vocal sessions were used to prepare two pieces for the event. Singing one traditional piece 'Away in a Manger' and performing the twelve days of Christmas (complete with actions) they showcased the work they had been doing in class.
In addition to these 2 pieces the audience were treated to performances by both the school's 'Elite' choir and the new Year 7 choir.
Two of our Year 9 GSCE Music pupils agreed to perform solo items in the concert. Abbie gave a stunning vocal rendition of 'O Holy Night' and Emily Masters played a Jazz version of 'Silent Night' on the euphonium .
Also included in the programme were 2 pieces by a brass ensemble consisting of pupils from all year groups and 2 readings brought to us by pupils from both Year 8 and 10.
This was the second consecutive year that Poltair has hosted this event. It's success, the wonderful response from parents/visitors in the audience and the engagement and sense of pride we witnessed from our Year 7 pupils will almost guarantee this is now an annual tradition here at the school.